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Home Invasions Welcome Here

REBECCA HURLBERT  |

ST. CROIX – Welcome to the beautiful island of St. Croix.  There are turquoise waters, tranquil beaches—and rampant, home invasions. With theft on the rise, a small police force and a lax government, sooner or later, residents should prepare themselves for more home invasions. Should the crime occur, most hope intruders will enter when they are not at home, but some residents are not that lucky.

This past November, a couple in Beeston Hill awoke to three gun-wielding men in their home. According to an article in the Virgin Islands Daily News, the three suspects demanded money from the male homeowner, while the female resident had the presence of mind to call 911 and leave the call connected so dispatchers could hear what was happening in the home.
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To D or not to D

JONATHAN PAUL|

ST. CROIX – While some students are shooting for the stars academically at the University of the Virgin Islands, some are okay with their feet barely off the ground.

Whether or not a “D” should be a passing grade continues to be a contentious subject matter in the university community.

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UVI’s “Journey to Greatness” Will Be Remembered in 50 Years

ARIGE SHROUF |

ST. CROIX — In the spirit of moving forward and acknowledging the past, Committee Chair Raquel Silver shared the progress of the time capsule project at the Charter Day Ceremony, “Our Journey to Greatness,” which took place via video conference on the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses on March 15.

Silver said she sees the project as an opportunity for the members of the UVI community to pass on “legacies, lessons, knowledge, hopes, and dreams” to future members of the UVI community to show “how far we have come.”

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A look at the VICCC: preserving and restoring Caribbean Culture

ARIGE SHROUF |

ST. CROIX— The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) began as a vision of UVI President, David Hall, and was officially launched at the International Islands in Between Conference (IIBC) last year on St. Thomas. The St. Croix launch, roundtable, and ribbon cutting, however took place on Jan. 30 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen campus.

According to the VICCC Director, Chenzira Davis Kahina, the St. Croix launch was a “phenomenal success” with “probably” three times as many people in attendance as expected.

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